PRP/PRFM services offered in Woodmere and Westbury, NY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) are injectable treatments that use the healing and restorative powers within your blood platelets. At Comprehensive Dermatology, the team of dedicated dermatology professionals uses PRP/PRFM for treatments that restore the skin and stimulate healing. There are offices in Woodmere and Westbury, New York, so call the one nearest you or request an appointment online today.

What is PRP/PRFM?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) are treatments that come from your blood. Both treatments isolate and concentrate platelets within your blood, which the Comprehensive Dermatology team injects where it’s needed. 

Healing platelets have a high concentration of growth factors with powerful healing and regenerative qualities. PRP and PRFM have many uses in the dermatological field, including both cosmetic and medical applications. 

When might I need PRP/PRFM?

PRP and PRFM are popular cosmetic treatments because they can help reverse the signs of aging. The substances stimulate collagen and elastin production, which improves skin firmness, tightness, and smoothness, while softening fine lines and wrinkles. 

PRP and PRFM have many other uses as well, including the treatment of: 

  • Skin ulcers
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Burns 
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation 

PRP and PRFM promote healing and tissue regeneration, so they’re effective for many other dermatological and non-dermatological conditions as well. 

What is the difference between PRP/PRFM?

Both PRP and PRFM start with a whole blood sample, typically from your arm vein. The blood sample goes in a centrifuge machine that separates it into layers. 

With PRP, the centrifuge whirls the blood very fast. The lighter platelets and plasma move to the top of the tube and the heavier-weight cells, including white blood cells and some regenerative cells, sink to the bottom. Only the platelets and plasma are used for your treatment. 

With PRFM, the centrifuge spins at a lower speed. That keeps some of the white blood cells and extra regenerative cells in the top of the tube alongside the platelets and plasma. PRFM contains more platelets, so it has more growth factors and may have more healing power than PRP. But it requires more blood. 

Both PRP and PRFM can be effective treatments, and each may have particular uses. For example, the team may recommend PRP for skin rejuvenation and PRFM for hair restoration. Every situation is different, so the team can help you decide which restorative treatment suits your needs best. 

PRP and PRFM are 100% natural treatments that can revitalize skin, heal wounds, and regrow hair. To learn more about these innovative treatments, call the Comprehensive Dermatology office nearest you or book your appointment online today.